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Communications Manager, Economic Growth


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Country: Ghana
Organization: Creative Associates International
Closing date: 4 Nov 2021



Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Position Summary

Creative Associates International (Creative) seeks a Communications Manager who will be responsible for managing the Trade and Investment Hub's full-time communications staff in West Africa, and will work closely with Creative's Home Office Communications Unit in Washington D.C., to design and implement communications strategies, approaches and outreach materials and activities that effectively promote the Trade Hub program and results to an international and regional audience. The Communications Manager will be based in Acara, Ghana and will report to the Trade Hub's COP. The Communications Manager will work closely with the Creative home office team, with the responsibility to manage communications activities across all of the Trade Hub's implementation locations.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Design and manage the implementation of a comprehensive communications strategy to create, build, and maintain the positive image of the Trade Hub to the stakeholders and public;
  • Incorporate required communications activities, outreach and events in the Trade Hub's annual workplans to achieve the program's internal and external communications goals;
  • Review and revise communications products for external publication and ensure compliance to the Trade Hub's Branding and Marking Plan;
  • Support and manage the design and development of written, video and other communications materials and in-person activities that promote communication between the Trade Hub and the West Africa-based USAID Missions, including project content suitable for dissemination on USAID channels;
  • Support the editing, formatting and use of photos and graphics for USAID quarterly and annual progress reports and other major USAID-required project documents;
  • Provide administrative and technical support to outside subcontractors and consultants (such as public relation firms, translators, photographers, videographers, ) who prepare communications products funded by the Trade Hub to ensure quality of content and design and compliance with USAID branding and marking requirements;
  • Collaborate with HQ Communications team on an as needed basis to produce success stories, PowerPoint slides with graphical representation of data and other communications materials and tools for external-facing audience;
  • Resolve and mediate communications difficulties and crises on an on-going

Writing, and editing:

  • Identify and propose to the DCOP suitable stories, photo essays and other content in collaboration with the Communications team that would appear in the newsletter, website and social media channels;
  • Write and/or review assigned press releases, success stories, quarterly and annual reports, features and briefs for publication on the Trade Hub's website and other channels, including USAID outlets;
  • Create communications pieces for the external audience including USAID and development sector players;
  • Review selective content on the program's website, newsletter, and social media channels; and
  • Collaborate with HQ Communications to create and disseminate content through Creative's

Outreach & events

  • Coordinate and oversee all communications aspects of events and webinars, including promotion, program content for program, registration materials and related items; and
  • Maintain strong relationships with public relation companies providing technical assistance for the Trade Hub;
  • Support in organizing events, inaugurations, and webinars based on the needs of the Trade Hub in collaboration with USAID, local governments, and other

The Communications Manager will manage Trade Hub's Communications Officers.**Qualifications**

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to communications, marketing, journalism, public relations, or relevant field is Graduate degree is preferred.
  • At least 10 years of relevant communications experience in the role of developing project communication strategies and managing outreach initiatives, with at least three years in an international developing country context.
  • At least 3 years of supervisory experience managing
  • Strong preference in experience working with USAID-funded
  • Experience managing different social media platforms for organizations and/or
  • Experience in event
  • Experience working in promoting private investment and trade is

Desired Qualifications

  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout West Africa
  • Problem solving, stress management and time management skills are required
  • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook,
  • Proficient at using graphic design software is preferable (ex. InDesign)
  • Working knowledge of French is preferable.


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